Services

LSID offers a variety of services including freight forwarding, airfreight shipments, customs brokerage, export services, LCL services, steel industry division, warehousing services and marine transportation and logistics services.
 

Our fine facilities would be wasted without knowledgeable people with commitment to service and integrity. At LSID, you’ll find mature professionals who are carefully selected, well informed and fully trained to serve you. LSID maintains strong local management in each of our locations to ensure speedy decision-making and responsive service.

 

Services can be chosen to meet your specific needs. Give us a call today to discuss your transportation and logistics needs

  • Freight Forwarding

    In conjunction with LSID’s overseas partners, LSID will secure competitive rates on FCL cargo—20’/40’/40’HC / 45’ containers, break bulk, LCL and airfreight through our representative partners. Our Partner acts as our liaison to your suppliers to guarantee timely dispatch and loading of the sea freight or in the case of airfreight, expedited bookings per our service outline. The partner notifies us immediately of all booking information and provides regular updates to us by way of a run-ning sailing matrix. These notifications include all requisite paperwork so we can clear you’re a/F consignments on a “wheels-up” basis and pre-clear your Ocean Freight consignments prior to arrival.

  • Airfreight Shipments

    In conjunction with our overseas partners, air freight shipments are coordinated through our foreign offices and LSID acts as a direct liaison to ensure pick-up, dispatch, book-ing and tracking of air freight to the final destination including Customs clearance on “wheels-up” basis as per above outline of services. This includes SHIP-DIRECT consignments.

  • Customs Brokerage

    Through LSID’s affiliated customs brokerage company, we will perform all of the necessary services to clear your goods through U.S. Customs. Regardless of the destination, LSID oversees the Customs entry, ensuring that the proper classifications are made and that the duty rate is assessed accordingly. Our managers are also available for complimentary consultation on HTS classifications, binding rulings and duty drawback. In addition, LSID coordinates dispatch of your consignments with the agreed upon cartage company and remains in direct contact with you in regard to delivery schedules and POD status.

  • Export Services

    LSID has the experience and expertise to make your international transactions and paperwork “hassle-free!” LSID handles all your international documentation needs, from the simplest open account shipment to more complex Letters of Credit. LETTERS OF CREDIT AND BANKING: The expert staff of LSID are professionally trained to handle all facets of Letter of Credit. We will prepare the necessary documentation required under the Letter of Credit to make these transactions as simple as possible for our clients. Our staff can handle your L/C either with or independent of (i.e. “consignee designated forwarder”) LSID, to allow you the shipper, to maintain control of your banking at all times. SPECIALIZED DOCUMENTS: Dealing with international trade can involve different documentation re-quirements from country to country. These requirements are changed and modified frequently. Our resource materials are constantly revised and up-dated to keep up with these ever changing requirements. Document re-lated services include but are not limited to: notarization, consular docu-mentation, carnet handling, SGS inspection, etc. HAZMAT CERTIFIED: At LSID our staff is experienced and certified to ship Dangerous Good Materials (on air & ocean shipments) to comply with all D.O.T. regulations. SPECIALIZED HANDLING: LSID caters to all your unique cargo-related requirements, from refrigeration to oversize loads. LSI customizes its handling to meet all of your exporting demands. COMPETITIVE INSURANCE COVERAGE: LSID holds an open cargo policy to secure our clients the maximum savings on their international shipments – one more way that LSID manages to drive down overall costs.

  • LCL Services

    One of LSID’s specialties is LCL temperature control door delivery services. LSID covers the State of Texas and parts of Oklahoma on a weekly bases between LSID’s two locations in Texas (Houston & Dallas). LSID’s rate schedule and deliveries are put together based on commodity and three digit zip code areas what we service.

  • Steel Industry Division

    We are affiliated with the only company in the South that handles direct discharge, cut to length operations, terminal and rail operations, and local and over the road trucking in the steel industry here in Houston, Texas.Services offered:1) Cut to length operations: 2 leveling lines that can level and cut 16g through 1/2 x 96 plate. The leveling lines are located at the Port of Houston turning basin with access to barge, ship, rail, and truck. The leveling lines are kept in a 48,000 sq ft warehouse that features 2 overhead cranes, 2 truck bays and a myriad of supplies to handle up to 65,000lbs coils and lengths up to 65ft. We have 3 forklifts that can handle over 55,000lbs each.2) Steel terminal operations: Located on approx 50 acres split between the Port of Houston turning basin and Greensport Terminals. In addition to the 48,000 sq ft warehouse at the Turning Basin we have 80,000 sq ft under roof at Greensport. Both locations are served by ship, rail, barge, and truck. We have a 20 car rail spur at Greensport and a 12 car rail spur at the Port of Houston. Steel beams, coils, plate, square tubing, channels, and pipe are a few of the items we are able to handle and store. We operate out terminal with a total of 9 forklifts spread throughout the various yards. We can strip and stuff containers, cut mill plate, cut, bevel, and recondition pipe and package any steel products to our customers specifications.3) Trucking operations: For this division we own 25 trucks and approx 65 trailers. We also have leased drivers when necessary. Our main focus is to catch direct discharge from rail, ship, or barge and redeliver to local customers generally within a 30 mile radius of the Port of Houston. We will also go over the road to Dallas, San Antonio and Beaumont. We are contracted to deliver cut plate to our customers and our customer’s customers. We work seven days a week to catch vessels from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.4) Internal controls: We are renowned for our internal controls and inventory reconciliation. We have a motor home that we take to the various docks and set up a “mobile office”. This allows us to input packing lists and shipping documentation into our network and access the information in real time from a laptop computer to avoid mistakes hat might occur right at the vessel. Once the material is received in our yards a receiving report is generated and each transaction is monitored by a staff of 4 inventory control specialists. Each transaction is then either faxed or emailed to the customer the following day. At the end of the month a report is generated to each customer on what material is still in the yards or warehouses. 

  • Warehousing Services

    Services Offered:Public Warehousing and Contract Management Services24-Hour OperationFood Grade Sanitation Program exceeding local, federal and customers standardsConsolidation ProgramPool DistributionRepackingRack Storage AvailableSecure Outside StorageComputerized Inventory Control & Order Processing with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) capacityRoll Clamp, Carton Clamp and Slip-Sheet ServiceProductivity Management against Pre-Engineered Standards (STV)Cross-Docking Services

  • Marine Transportation and Logistics

    Cargo Handling and Transportation: Fast & Efficient In-House Customs Clearance US Customs & Port Knowledge Constant Communications Licensed Vehicles Full Range of Vehicle Capabilities Bonded Warehouse In-Bond or Formal Customs Entries Packaging/Palletizing Services Stores/Spares Consolidation Storage Services (Short and Long Term) Container Handling Services Integrated Services: One-Stop Shop - All your services in one place Special Projects are our specialty Network of partners and affiliates Emailed Job Confirmations Detailed, Clear Billing Services and Facilities: 10,000 Sq. Ft. Covered Warehouse Space Extensive Outside Storage Container Handling (Packing/Stripping) Crane & Forklift Services

  • Freight Forwarding

    In conjunction with LSID’s overseas partners, LSID will secure competitive rates on FCL cargo—20’/40’/40’HC / 45’ containers, break bulk, LCL and airfreight through our representative partners.

  • Airfreight Shipments

    In conjunction with our overseas partners, air freight shipments are coordinated through our foreign offices and LSID acts as a direct liaison to ensure pick-up, dispatch, book-ing and tracking of air freight to the final destination.

  • Customs Brokerage

    Through LSID’s affiliated customs brokerage company, we will perform all of the necessary services to clear your goods through U.S. Customs.

  • Export Services

    LSID has the experience and expertise to make your international transactions and paperwork “hassle-free!” LSID handles all your international documentation needs, from the simplest open account shipment to more complex Letters of Credit.

  • LCL Services

    One of LSID’s specialties is LCL temperature control door delivery services. LSID covers the State of Texas and parts of Oklahoma on a weekly bases.

  • Steel Industry Division

    We are affiliated with the only company in the South that handles direct discharge, cut to length operations, terminal and rail operations, and local and over the road trucking in the steel industry here in Houston, Texas.Services offered:1) Cut to length operations: 2 leveling lines that can level and cut 16g through 1/2 x 96 plate. The leveling lines are located at the Port of Houston turning basin with access to barge, ship, rail, and truck.

  • Warehousing Services

    Services Offered:Public Warehousing and Contract Management Services.

  • Marine Transportation and Logistics

    Cargo Handling and Transportation: Fast & Efficient In-House Customs Clearance US Customs & Port Knowledge Constant Communications Licensed Vehicles Full Range of Vehicle Capabilities Bonded Warehouse In-Bond or Formal Customs Entries One-Stop Shop - All your services in one place Special Projects are our specialty Network of partners and affiliates

  • Freight Forwarding

    In conjunction with LSID’s overseas partners, LSID will secure competitive rates on FCL cargo—20’/40’/40’HC / 45’ containers, break bulk, LCL and airfreight through our representative partners. Our Partner acts as our liaison to your suppliers to guarantee timely dispatch and loading of the sea freight or in the case of airfreight, expedited bookings per our service outline. The partner notifies us immediately of all booking information and provides regular updates to us by way of a run-ning sailing matrix. These notifications include all requisite paperwork so we can clear you’re a/F consignments on a “wheels-up” basis and pre-clear your Ocean Freight consignments prior to arrival.

  • Airfreight Shipments

    In conjunction with our overseas partners, air freight shipments are coordinated through our foreign offices and LSID acts as a direct liaison to ensure pick-up, dispatch, book-ing and tracking of air freight to the final destination including Customs clearance on “wheels-up” basis as per above outline of services. This includes SHIP-DIRECT consignments.

  • Customs Brokerage

    Through LSID’s affiliated customs brokerage company, we will perform all of the necessary services to clear your goods through U.S. Customs. Regardless of the destination, LSID oversees the Customs entry, ensuring that the proper classifications are made and that the duty rate is assessed accordingly. Our managers are also available for complimentary consultation on HTS classifications, binding rulings and duty drawback. In addition, LSID coordinates dispatch of your consignments with the agreed upon cartage company and remains in direct contact with you in regard to delivery schedules and POD status.

  • Export Services

    LSID has the experience and expertise to make your international transactions and paperwork “hassle-free!” LSID handles all your international documentation needs, from the simplest open account shipment to more complex Letters of Credit. LETTERS OF CREDIT AND BANKING: The expert staff of LSID are professionally trained to handle all facets of Letter of Credit. We will prepare the necessary documentation required under the Letter of Credit to make these transactions as simple as possible for our clients. Our staff can handle your L/C either with or independent of (i.e. “consignee designated forwarder”) LSID, to allow you the shipper, to maintain control of your banking at all times. SPECIALIZED DOCUMENTS: Dealing with international trade can involve different documentation re-quirements from country to country. These requirements are changed and modified frequently. Our resource materials are constantly revised and up-dated to keep up with these ever changing requirements. Document re-lated services include but are not limited to: notarization, consular docu-mentation, carnet handling, SGS inspection, etc. HAZMAT CERTIFIED: At LSID our staff is experienced and certified to ship Dangerous Good Materials (on air & ocean shipments) to comply with all D.O.T. regulations. SPECIALIZED HANDLING: LSID caters to all your unique cargo-related requirements, from refrigeration to oversize loads. LSI customizes its handling to meet all of your exporting demands. COMPETITIVE INSURANCE COVERAGE: LSID holds an open cargo policy to secure our clients the maximum savings on their international shipments – one more way that LSID manages to drive down overall costs.

  • LCL Services

    One of LSID’s specialties is LCL temperature control door delivery services. LSID covers the State of Texas and parts of Oklahoma on a weekly bases between LSID’s two locations in Texas (Houston & Dallas). LSID’s rate schedule and deliveries are put together based on commodity and three digit zip code areas what we service.

  • Steel Industry Division

    We are affiliated with the only company in the South that handles direct discharge, cut to length operations, terminal and rail operations, and local and over the road trucking in the steel industry here in Houston, Texas.Services offered:1) Cut to length operations: 2 leveling lines that can level and cut 16g through 1/2 x 96 plate. The leveling lines are located at the Port of Houston turning basin with access to barge, ship, rail, and truck. The leveling lines are kept in a 48,000 sq ft warehouse that features 2 overhead cranes, 2 truck bays and a myriad of supplies to handle up to 65,000lbs coils and lengths up to 65ft. We have 3 forklifts that can handle over 55,000lbs each.2) Steel terminal operations: Located on approx 50 acres split between the Port of Houston turning basin and Greensport Terminals. In addition to the 48,000 sq ft warehouse at the Turning Basin we have 80,000 sq ft under roof at Greensport. Both locations are served by ship, rail, barge, and truck. We have a 20 car rail spur at Greensport and a 12 car rail spur at the Port of Houston. Steel beams, coils, plate, square tubing, channels, and pipe are a few of the items we are able to handle and store. We operate out terminal with a total of 9 forklifts spread throughout the various yards. We can strip and stuff containers, cut mill plate, cut, bevel, and recondition pipe and package any steel products to our customers specifications.3) Trucking operations: For this division we own 25 trucks and approx 65 trailers. We also have leased drivers when necessary. Our main focus is to catch direct discharge from rail, ship, or barge and redeliver to local customers generally within a 30 mile radius of the Port of Houston. We will also go over the road to Dallas, San Antonio and Beaumont. We are contracted to deliver cut plate to our customers and our customer’s customers. We work seven days a week to catch vessels from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.4) Internal controls: We are renowned for our internal controls and inventory reconciliation. We have a motor home that we take to the various docks and set up a “mobile office”. This allows us to input packing lists and shipping documentation into our network and access the information in real time from a laptop computer to avoid mistakes hat might occur right at the vessel. Once the material is received in our yards a receiving report is generated and each transaction is monitored by a staff of 4 inventory control specialists. Each transaction is then either faxed or emailed to the customer the following day. At the end of the month a report is generated to each customer on what material is still in the yards or warehouses. 

  • Warehousing Services

    Services Offered:Public Warehousing and Contract Management Services24-Hour OperationFood Grade Sanitation Program exceeding local, federal and customers standardsConsolidation ProgramPool DistributionRepackingRack Storage AvailableSecure Outside StorageComputerized Inventory Control & Order Processing with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) capacityRoll Clamp, Carton Clamp and Slip-Sheet ServiceProductivity Management against Pre-Engineered Standards (STV)Cross-Docking Services

  • Marine Transportation and Logistics

    Cargo Handling and Transportation: Fast & Efficient In-House Customs Clearance US Customs & Port Knowledge Constant Communications Licensed Vehicles Full Range of Vehicle Capabilities Bonded Warehouse In-Bond or Formal Customs Entries Packaging/Palletizing Services Stores/Spares Consolidation Storage Services (Short and Long Term) Container Handling Services Integrated Services: One-Stop Shop - All your services in one place Special Projects are our specialty Network of partners and affiliates Emailed Job Confirmations Detailed, Clear Billing Services and Facilities: 10,000 Sq. Ft. Covered Warehouse Space Extensive Outside Storage Container Handling (Packing/Stripping) Crane & Forklift Services

One of LSI’s specialties is LCL temperature control door delivery services. LSI covers the State of Texas and parts of Oklahoma on a weekly bases between LSI’s two locations in Texas (Houston & Dallas). LSI’s rate schedule and deliveries are put together based on commodity and three digit zip code areas what we service.

We are affiliated with the only company in the South that handles direct discharge, cut to length operations, terminal and rail operations, and local and over the road trucking in the steel industry here in Houston, Texas.

Services offered:
1) Cut to length operations: 2 leveling lines that can level and cut 16g through 1/2 x 96 plate. The leveling lines are located at the Port of Houston turning basin with access to barge, ship, rail, and truck. The leveling lines are kept in a 48,000 sq ft warehouse that features 2 overhead cranes, 2 truck bays and a myriad of supplies to handle up to 65,000lbs coils and lengths up to 65ft. We have 3 forklifts that can handle over 55,000lbs each.

2) Steel terminal operations: Located on approx 50 acres split between the Port of Houston turning basin and Greensport Terminals. In addition to the 48,000 sq ft warehouse at the Turning Basin we have 80,000 sq ft under roof at Greensport. Both locations are served by ship, rail, barge, and truck. We have a 20 car rail spur at Greensport and a 12 car rail spur at the Port of Houston. Steel beams, coils, plate, square tubing, channels, and pipe are a few of the items we are able to handle and store. We operate out terminal with a total of 9 forklifts spread throughout the various yards. We can strip and stuff containers, cut mill plate, cut, bevel, and recondition pipe and package any steel products to our customers specifications.

3) Trucking operations: For this division we own 25 trucks and approx 65 trailers. We also have leased drivers when necessary. Our main focus is to catch direct discharge from rail, ship, or barge and redeliver to local customers generally within a 30 mile radius of the Port of Houston. We will also go over the road to Dallas, San Antonio and Beaumont. We are contracted to deliver cut plate to our customers and our customer’s customers. We work seven days a week to catch vessels from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

4) Internal controls: We are renowned for our internal controls and inventory reconciliation. We have a motor home that we take to the various docks and set up a “mobile office”. This allows us to input packing lists and shipping documentation into our network and access the information in real time from a laptop computer to avoid mistakes hat might occur right at the vessel. Once the material is received in our yards a receiving report is generated and each transaction is monitored by a staff of 4 inventory control specialists. Each transaction is then either faxed or emailed to the customer the following day. At the end of the month a report is generated to each customer on what material is still in the yards or warehouses. 

Services Offered:

  • Public Warehousing and Contract Management Services
  • 24-Hour Operation
  • Food Grade Sanitation Program exceeding local, federal and customers standards
  • Consolidation Program
  • Pool Distribution
  • Repacking
  • Rack Storage Available
  • Secure Outside Storage
  • Computerized Inventory Control & Order Processing with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) capacity
  • Roll Clamp, Carton Clamp and Slip-Sheet Service
  • Productivity Management against Pre-Engineered Standards (STV)
  • Cross-Docking Services

Cargo Handling and Transportation:

  • Fast & Efficient
  • In-House Customs Clearance
  • US Customs & Port Knowledge
  • Constant Communications
  • Licensed Vehicles
  • Full Range of Vehicle Capabilities
  • Bonded Warehouse
  • In-Bond or Formal Customs Entries
  • Packaging/Palletizing Services
  • Stores/Spares Consolidation
  • Storage Services (Short and Long Term)
  • Container Handling Services


Integrated Services:

  • One-Stop Shop – All your services in one place
  • Special Projects are our specialty
  • Network of partners and affiliates
  • Emailed Job Confirmations
  • Detailed, Clear Billing


Services and Facilities:

  • 10,000 Sq. Ft. Covered Warehouse Space
  • Extensive Outside Storage
  • Container Handling (Packing/Stripping)
  • Crane & Forklift Services